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The Everything Kids’ Puzzle Book

Reviewed by Wendy What it is: “The Everything Kids’ Puzzle Book: Mazes, Word Games, Puzzles & More!” (book) [Amazon Product Description]: Wind your way through pages of endless fun! Decode a secret message using the phases of the moon. Wind your way through a pizza maze. Find hidden presidents, borrow some drachmas, and unscramble an invention… read more

Braingle

Reviewed by Wendy What it is: I’ve always loved brain teasers, word puzzles, optical illusions, trivia and the like. My dad was an English major and later became a writer, so we’ve always geeked out on stuff like this together. He bought me a subscription to Games magazine and I remember taking turns yelling out spoonerisms… read more

Sequence

Reviewed by Brittany What it is: [Amazon product description] A board game and card game in one! The object is to get a “sequence,” meaning a row of five poker-like chips on the game board. Play a card from your hand, place a chip on a corresponding space on the game board when you have five in a… read more

Poke-A-Dot: Who’s in the Ocean?

Reviewed by Brittany What it is: [Amazon product description] Once you start popping, there’s just no stopping! These fun, tactile books help kids learn to count–without losing count! Raised buttons pop in on every page so kids can press them as they count in this casebound book with ten spreads and 30 poke-able dots. Out in the ocean… read more

2048

Reviewed by Wendy What it is: [iTunes store description] Join the numbers and get to the 2048 tile! Swipe to move all tiles. When two tiles with the same number touch, they merge into one. Get to the 2048 tile, and reach a high score! Brain Benefits: visual processing, attention, planning, strategy What I love: Sudoku fans will probably… read more

Ruzzle

Reviewed by Wendy What it is: [App store description] Ruzzle is a free, fun and fast-paced word game. Challenge your friends or random players to find as many words as possible in two minutes. You create words from a given set of letters just by swiping your finger across the screen.Create long words and collect points and bonuses… read more

Toy Blast

Reviewed by Wendy What it is: [iTunes description] The ultimate matching puzzle game with unique gameplay! It’s Toy Blast time! Join the fun world of Amy and help her collect the colorful toys, cubes and many more! Match two or more blocks of the same color to clear the level and collect the stuck toys. But be careful! It is… read more

Electronic Blocks

Reviewed by Wendy What it is: [Amazon product description] EDUCATIONAL: Electrical components provide children ages 8+ with hands-on experience designing and building models of working electrical circuits 120 EASY TO FOLLOW ALONG PROJECTS: Illustrated manual included with over 120 projects to keep kids learning and busy for hours STEM CURRICULUM BASED PROJECTS: A fun way to peak… read more

Color Clash

Reviewed by Becky Frankenfeld, LearningRx Milwaukee-Brookfield What It Is: [Amazon product description] Race to find the correct tile as the colors clash in your mind! Each of the 36 Color Clash tiles has 3 Attributes: A Picture of different color chameleons, a Word that refers to a specific color, and a Color that the Word is… read more

Simon

Reviewed by Katelyn Young, LearningRx Shreveport What it is: Simon is an electronic hand-held game featuring colorful lights that make musical sounds when you touch them. As the colors light up, the player must focus on the pattern they are shown and then repeat it back by touching those same colored lights. Players won’t want to… read more